10/22/14 2:00pm
10/22/2014 2:00 PM
Tuesday night's Greenport Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tuesday night’s Greenport Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Several concerned parents spoke at Tuesday night’s Greenport school board meeting, asking for greater communication from the district in the wake of the arrest of a Greenport student in last Tuesday’s Southold shooting.  (more…)

10/03/14 10:00am
10/03/2014 10:00 AM
Al Edwards talking to his players during his last game as Greenport's coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Al Edwards talking to his players during his last game as Greenport’s coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Now that recommendations have been made to dedicate an indoor basketball court to retired coach Al Edwards, Greenport School District officials are looking to develop a policy for naming school facilities.  (more…)

09/24/14 9:50am
09/24/2014 9:50 AM
Greenport superintendent David Gamberg at Monday night's Board of Education meeting. (Credit: jen Nuzzo)

Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Greenport School District officials are defending the district’s financial standing after the state reported earlier this month that the district needs to improve its oversight of the budget process.  (more…)

09/06/14 5:00pm
09/06/2014 5:00 PM
Pre-K teacher Jenellen Skuggevik with four of the 29 students that have enrolled in Greenport's first-ever pre-K program. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Pre-K teacher Jenellen Skuggevik with four of the 29 students that have enrolled in Greenport’s first-ever pre-K program. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Greenport School District opened its first-ever universal pre-K program to students on Tuesday. Principal Joseph Tsaveras said 29 students have enrolled in the new program.

Although the program will run for a full day, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., five days a week, its first week was only half-days, with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

Click here to read previous coverage of the program and about the teachers recently hired to run the program.

08/30/14 11:00am
08/30/2014 11:00 AM
Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney has been serving as a sort of pinch hitter for school districts in recent years.

That’s because he’s enjoyed working on an interim basis since retiring from education in 2011.  (more…)

08/21/14 12:00pm
08/21/2014 12:00 PM
Joseph Tsaveras. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Joseph Tsaveras, the principal for both the pre-K and kindergarten programs, speaks at Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board approved several new hires for the district’s new pre-kindergarten program.

Jenellen Skuggevik and Heather Petretti will serve as the school’s pre-K school’s teachers. Both appointments were unanimously approved during the school board’s meeting Tuesday night.  (more…)

08/20/14 12:00pm
08/20/2014 12:00 PM
Robert Feeney. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney will serve as interim secondary school principal at Greenport. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board has hired an interim secondary school principal to replace Leonard Skuggevik.

Retired school administrator Robert Feeney of Centereach, who serves on the Middle Country school board, will serve as Greenport High School principal for an undetermined length of time while the district conducts a search for a permanent replacement.  (more…)

07/28/14 1:17pm
07/28/2014 1:17 PM
Lenonard-Skuggevik

Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, sources say. (Credit: The Suffolk Times, file)

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to reflect the version that appears in the July 31st issue of The Suffolk Times.

Greenport High School’s principal of the past five years is leaving to become superintendent of the Shelter Island School District.

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